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In the Flesh 

Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.


Dominic Mitchell
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Series cast summary:
Luke Newberry ...  Kieren Walker 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Harriet Cains ...  Jem Walker 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Marie Critchley ...  Sue Walker 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Steve Cooper Steve Cooper ...  Steve Walker 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Emily Bevan ...  Amy Dyer 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Kevin Sutton Kevin Sutton ...  Gary Kendal 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Stephen Thompson ...  Philip Wilson 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Gerrard Thompson Gerrard Thompson ...  Dean Halton / ... 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Steve Garti ...  Duncan Lancaster 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Sandra Huggett ...  Shirley Wilson 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Gillian Waugh ...  Pearl Pinder 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Wunmi Mosaku ...  Maxine Martin 6 episodes, 2014
Emmett J Scanlan ...  Simon Monroe 6 episodes, 2014
Fiona Wass Fiona Wass ...  Sandra Furness 6 episodes, 2014
Sara Kestelman Sara Kestelman ...  Connie Furness 6 episodes, 2014
Ann Saville Ann Saville ...  Zoe 5 episodes, 2014
Rik Garrad Rik Garrad ...  Brian 5 episodes, 2014
Ricky Tomlinson ...  Ken Burton 4 episodes, 2013-2014
Kenneth Cranham ...  Vicar Oddie 4 episodes, 2013-2014
Sarah Jane Corrigan Sarah Jane Corrigan ...  Loyal Parishioner 4 episodes, 2014
Paul Warriner Paul Warriner ...  Dr. Tom Russo 4 episodes, 2014
Sherry Ormerod Sherry Ormerod ...  Rose 4 episodes, 2014
Charlie Kenyon Charlie Kenyon ...  Henry Lonsdale 4 episodes, 2014
Wendy Patterson ...  Brenda 4 episodes, 2014
Eve Austin ...  Frankie Kirby 4 episodes, 2014
Chris Finney Chris Finney ...  Clive Furness 4 episodes, 2014
Karen Henthorn ...  Janet Macy 3 episodes, 2013
Steve Evets ...  Bill Macy 3 episodes, 2013
Riann Steele ...  Lisa Lancaster 3 episodes, 2013
Bryan Parry Bryan Parry ...  Freddie Preston 3 episodes, 2014
Juliet Ellis Juliet Ellis ...  Patty Lancaster 3 episodes, 2013
Rita Tushingham ...  Mrs. Lamb 3 episodes, 2014
Kate Wood Kate Wood ...  Sylvia Lonsdale 3 episodes, 2014
Anita Breheny Anita Breheny ...  Denise 3 episodes, 2014
Daniel Handbridge Daniel Handbridge ...  PDS Disciple / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Oliver Birch Oliver Birch ...  Giles Weir 3 episodes, 2013-2014
David Walmsley ...  Rick Macy 2 episodes, 2013
Julian Gorman Julian Gorman ...  Male Zombie 2 episodes, 2013
Roma Christensen Roma Christensen ...  Little Girl Zombie 2 episodes, 2013
Anthony Flanagan ...  Julian 2 episodes, 2014
Jordan Jessup Jordan Jessup ...  Dad in Hotel 2 episodes, 2014
Susan Twist Susan Twist ...  Mrs. Bennett 2 episodes, 2013
Steven Robertson ...  John Weston 2 episodes, 2014
Darren Morfitt Darren Morfitt ...  Victor Halperin 2 episodes, 2014
Rory Gallagher ...  Keith 2 episodes, 2014
Emma Edmondson ...  Cherie 2 episodes, 2014
Rachel Levine Rachel Levine ...  Karen 2 episodes, 2014
Cajun Sanderson Cajun Sanderson ...  Hilary 2 episodes, 2014
Tasha Connor ...  Charlotte Reigns 2 episodes, 2014
Jack North Jack North ...  Rob 2 episodes, 2014
Francis Magee ...  Iain Monroe 2 episodes, 2014


Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.

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Life is hard. Death isn't any easier. See more »


Drama | Horror


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2013 (UK) See more »

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Na Sua Carne See more »

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In January 2015, BBC Three announced that In The Flesh would not be renewed for a series 3 do to cuts to its budget for its final year as a televised channel. See more »


It's mentioned that when the PDS Sufferers were in their untreated state, brain eating was how they got their energy. It's never stated how they got their energy in their treated state, as the drug that keeps them in line only exists to help them function and doesn't actually give them energy. They can't eat or drink anything and are seen using sheep brains as a drug, but that exists only as a high. See more »


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23 July 2013 | by IrishFrogSee all my reviews

In The Flesh did something most series or movies can't do to me: it actually caught my attention, it motivated me to stay with my eyes glued to the screen and even go back when I didn't pay attention for a minute.

The thing I like most about this series is that it doesn't portray "zombies" as other productions. They're not the cruel creatures that come to kill you, even though they can be like that in their most primitive stages. Those who have the so called PDS are as rational or emotional as anyone who hasn't died before.

The fact that the protagonist is one of the "zombies" makes it more interesting, for we see their suffering from their own point of view, we feel their struggles to overcome the prejudice that targets them and to deal with the bad they involuntarily did.

With its moral questions, innovative plot and entertaining production, In The Flesh is definitely a must see. The only reason I didn't give it a higher rating is that it hasn't yet answered many questions I have, but I trust that new seasons will come and bring the required information.

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